By investing in a water descaler, you’ll have access to water that doesn’t form scale deposits on the surfaces it interacts with. But keep in mind that the water produced will still be hard water.

With a water softener, you’ll have access to soft water that’ll boost your dish washing and showering experience. 

So, which option is right for you or do you need both?

In this article, we’ll cover what a water descaler and softener are and help you determine if you need both.

What is a Water Descaler?

A water descaler is also known as a water conditioner and helps reduce the effects of hard water on the surfaces it interacts with. With a water descaler, you can avoid scale deposits and unwanted build-up. 

What is descaling?

Water descalers employ a magnetic field to charge the mineral particles in water. This way, the mineral particles will stay in the water and avoid being transferred to different surfaces like counters, bathtubs, shower walls, and sinks.  

One of the drawbacks of solely relying on a water descaler is that you’ll still have hard water flowing through your home’s pipes. Hard water has a lot of mineral content and when that water dries on your home’s surfaces, you’ll still see spotting on glassware, dishes, and countertops. 

What is a Water Softener?

A water softener or hard water softener is a defiltration system that removes calcium and magnesium minerals from the water in your home. It uses ion exchange to alter the chemical composition of the water to get rid of the negative components in hard water.

How do water softeners work?

Water softeners contain polystyrene beads that are charged with sodium chloride ions. The mineral ions and sodium chloride ions change positions when hard water passes over the beads, producing water that’s free from unwanted minerals. 

Additionally, water softeners contain a minuscule amount of sodium, so it won’t affect the taste and smell of the water.

Here are some other benefits of water softeners:

  • It doesn’t result in buildup in pipes
  • It lathers like it’s supposed to
  • It doesn’t leave a soapy mess on dishes, hair, skin, clothes and anything else it gets in contact with

Not All Water Treatment is Equal

It’s a good idea to invest in a water descaler if your home already has soft water or water that has lower hardness levels. This is because water descalers can reduce the mineral participles found on the surface the water touches.

But unfortunately, it might not be enough to just rely on water descalers since you’ll still experience the effects of hard water when lathering and cleaning. Moreover, hard water can have a long-lasting negative impact on your clothes, dishes, hair and skin.

Hard water also has detrimental effects on your home’s piping system. The erosion that can occur can result in reduced pipe functionality, costly replacements, and steeper water bills. 

If you’re looking to install a water softener in your home or workplace, visit the Aqua Soft Palm Beach website today. 

Our water systems are engineered to solve any drinking water problem you might have. This way, you’re sure to feel and taste the difference! 

By investing in our water systems, everyone in your home or workplace will have luxuriously soft water and worry-free drinking water that doesn’t rely on electricity. 

Contact us to learn about the different hard water softening solutions we offer. We’re sure you’ll find a descaler that’ll suit your needs and budget!